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In this small volume of about 900 pages Dr. Lucas, with characteristic, unconventional scholarliness and scientific vigor, has brought the subject of pediatrics up to the immediate present. So true is this that even the well informed pediatrician, as well as the general practitioner and the advanced student, will find in it a constant source of reference for nearly all that is new in pediatrics. Especially valuable are the introductory chapters with their modern prophylactic note and the chapters on the blood and the diseases of the blood, on which the author speaks with well recognized authority. What the book lacks from the fact that no one man can any longer speak with final authority on all subjects pertaining to pediatrics is largely compensated by the vigorous and unconventional individuality of the author's presentation. In spite of the smallness of the book which carries with it the inevitable result that
Modern Practice of Pediatrics. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1928;41(2):294. doi:10.1001/archinte.1928.00130140156015
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